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Hi friends! What is your favorite lesson of David's?

davidtrumpet, sorry for the late reply....It definitely has a laser-beam like sound. It is definitely my favorite recording of this excerpt. However it is the most unorthodox recording, due to all the others (that I've listened to) have a softer and more delicate approach to it. I wonder what professor Bilger does during this excerpt?

Hi Javi, glad you are here

Hello Everybody! I am back for the new year! Nice to record myself again and learn from all of you! Merry christmas!

Darth- woah! What a PHAT sound that guy is getting. I would say almost like a lead jazz player. Very laser-beamy

Awesome rendition of Shostakovich 8 3rd movement excerpt.....What do you think?

Hello Everyone! My name is Darth and I am very happy to be here and to learn from you all and alongside you. Happy Holidays.

It depends on Dave's performance and rehearsal schedule. But it looks like your video was responded to Pastor11.

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I woudl say listen a lot! Also, maybe try playing it an octave down to really work on phrasing and expression, and then bring those qualities to the piece when you bring it back to normal pitch

can anyone give advice on how to practice and improve my playing of the dificult Summon the Heroes trumpet solo?

if you have any opinions on quad cases, check out my post in the forums :)

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Congrats Chris! I saw your videos and it is amazing! :)

Go Chris!

Congratulations to ArtistWorks trumpet student Chris Wilson for winning the Principal Trumpet position with the Pittsburgh Opera!

Kim - In the US, I'd get a C rotary first. Many of the used ones for sale are very old models, and there have been a lot of improvements in design lately. The makers that people gravitate towards these days are Schagerl, Weimann, Kuhn and Dowids. Basically when trying out a horn, intonation is going to be the biggest issue. If you find a rotary that is manageable with pitch, and responds easily, then buy it!


Daivd, I am looking into buying a rotary trumpet because that is now a question that comes up when people are talking about hiring me. I know nothing about rotary trumpets, my question: should the first rotary I purchase for orchestral use be a C? I would be looking for used, what are makes and models that I might look for? What are some things to ask a seller about a used rotary? I don't know the pitfalls of a used rotary, besides asking if they used it to drive nails while hanging pictures. I would appreciate any guidance, best wishes, KimZ

LOL! Just download everything from IMSLP if you are going to audition for Chicago or Pittsburgh! Kim

Hi all -- Heading to Shanghai, Beijing, Ullaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Seoul. I'll have my ArtistWorks gear with me, of course. If anyone is in the neighborhood, let me know!

KimZ - Isn't that the truth! You can never guess with total accuracy what's going to be on a list. Although the Chicago and Pittsburgh lists are so long they have everything..... :-)

Hello, it seems that everytime I start to work on an excerpt to turn in to you I get an opportunity to audition and the excerpt that I had been working on isn't on the list. Just when I think something is on every list it isn't. Best wishes, Kim

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Mr. Bilger, I accidentally uploaded the wrong video for tone. Can you take it down so I can upload the correct one? Thanks.

Just posted in the forums about wisdom teeth- I'd love some thoughts from everyone!

Everyone seems to be working on their tonguing these days. Any new pieces being undertaken too?


tongue level

Happy New year Dave! Hope all is well in Philly.

Happy New Year to all!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new look of the school! There are some great new features!

Hope you heal quickly!

Hi all -- Had hernia surgery last week (10/14) and am doing well! I'll be back onstage in another week or 2!

HI Paul

Off to Colorado on 7/7. 6 concerts at the Bravo Vail festival with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a huge brass ensemble concert at Steamboat Strings Festival.

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